On 5/18/2011 6:19 AM, Les Schaffer wrote:
On 05/18/2011 07:00 AM, Michael Balter wrote: I think there is a
continuing misunderstanding about this. There is a disctinction to be
made between what we say among ourselves about an issue and what we do
about it in the real world. I am confident that Mandi is not out
organizing rallies in defense of OBL's rights, and neither is anyone
else on this list.
Well, we didn't have much chance to organize rallies in defense of his
rights, since Obama had already had him murdered. But had I had the
chance I would certainly have tried to organize in defense of his or
anyone else's rights. I condemned the hanging of Sadaam as an instance
of barbaric Victor's Justice.
And basic to my epistemology is the Eleventh Thesis: One can only know
the world by engaging in changing it. What I say emerges from what I do
and have been doing ever since that war criminal LBJ invaded the